Amarinder Singh explained the legislation “a purposeful and direct attack” on farmers’ interests (File)


Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday stated the state Congress will challenge the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020 in the law court.

He explained the legislation “a purposeful and direct attack” by the Centre on the farmers’ interests.

Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 which looks for to decontrol food products, consisting of cereals, pulses and onion, a relocation targeted at changing the farm sector and raising farmers’ earnings.

Riding roughshod over the farmers’ issues, the main federal government, of which the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is a constituent, has actually enforced a main law on a state topic, therefore “wearing down” the federal structure of the nation, stated the CM.

” We will challenge it in court,” he stated in a declaration.

Asserting that he will not enable the farmers’ interests to be jeopardized in this “outrageous way”, Mr Singh stated the enactment of the legislation is an action towards the “abolition” of the MSP (minimum assistance rate) routine.

” It is a conspiracy on the part of the BJP-led NDA federal government to damage Punjab and its farmers,” he stated and declared that the Congress will combat this “attack” on the state’s interests tooth and nail.

” The legislation talks of motivating competitors amongst farmers. Do they actually anticipate bad farmers, who are just taking on themselves for survival every day, to measure up to huge corporates for securing their interests?” asked the CM.

Noting that the enactment, together with the other 2 farm regulations that the Centre has actually currently tabled in the Lok Sabha, remained in line with the suggestions of the Shanta Kumar committee, Mr Singh stated.

The very same committee had actually likewise recommended taking apart of the MSP routine. It appears that the NDA federal government is now moving towards the “removal” of the MSP system, he declared.

The CM likewise handled Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal, implicating him of stopping working to secure the interests of Punjab’s farmers.

Sukhbir and his SAD were plainly a celebration to the “treachery” of the Union federal government, which has actually led the way for “eliminating” the rights of the farmers, he declared.

” Will you give up the judgment union at the Centre?” the CM asked Sukhbir.

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